Tagged ‘Ofili’

Ofilispeaks: More than Just Names, Meet the Boys called “Aluu 4″

Ofilispeaks: More than Just Names, Meet the Boys called “Aluu 4″

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

On October 2012, I had the privilege to meet with Jane Toku-Mike… the mother of Lloyd  several days after her son had been fatally beaten and torched for a crime that he did not commit. I was nervous about the

Ofilispeaks: Stop Writing Names Of Noisemakers

Ofilispeaks: Stop Writing Names Of Noisemakers

Monday, July 8th, 2013

I got beaten quite a lot in primary school. It was not for punching a girl, or for stealing a class mate’s lunch, or for sleeping during lectures (although I was guilty of that a lot). I got beat simply…

Ofilispeaks: Our History of Forgetting History

Ofilispeaks: Our History of Forgetting History

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013


The first time I heard about Biafra was while reading the Steve Jobs autobiography by Walter Isaacson. The second time I heard about it was while watching the Nigerian version of the Rick Ross “Hold Me Back” video.
To put

“Voltron” or “Famzer” – Knowing Your Place in the Caste System of Social Media

“Voltron” or “Famzer” – Knowing Your Place in the Caste System of Social Media

Monday, May 27th, 2013

A caste system is a type of social structure which divides people on the basis of inherited social status amongst other considerations. Permit me to ultimately define the subject of my article “e-caste system” to mean a type of social…

Ofilispeaks: As Simple as Conveyor Belts & Spelling Nationally

Ofilispeaks: As Simple as Conveyor Belts & Spelling Nationally

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

I had just checked in, cleared customs and got my baggage tagged. All that was left for me to do was to dump my luggage on the conveyor belt and then head to my departure gate.
But as I moved …

Ofilispeaks: Our Dangerous Addiction To Intelligence II

Ofilispeaks: Our Dangerous Addiction To Intelligence II

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

This is the concluding part to the article titled: Our Dangerous Addiction To Intelligence
…if number of educational degrees were directly proportional to a nations GDP, then Nigeria will be up there with the giants of the world; unfortunately, we

Ofilispeaks: The #NeverAgainNG Anti-Mob Justice Awareness Contest

Ofilispeaks: The #NeverAgainNG Anti-Mob Justice Awareness Contest

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

October 5th, 2012 is the day when four boys lost their lives to the senseless act of Mob Justice in Nigeria. Their deaths shocked our nation and sparked debate across the globe, but just less than a month after their …